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Photography Classes & Coaching

We offer various workshops throughout the year for Photography Enthusiasts, from the Beginning Photography classes to the Seasoned Shooter. We cover many topics, as Photography offers so many interests! Please look below to see what is available for you.

New Orleans has so much going on all the time and there is so much to photograph here from Uptown to Downtown, Even in the Swamps and Plantations! New Orleans offers many colorful Events, Tourist Attractions, Workshops can encompass New Orleans Traditional Imagery, Urban New Orleans, Street Photography, and the list goes on. Stanwycks has been teaching Photogrpahy and all it's nuances in New Orleans for more than 10 years and delivers a lot of information as well as a "New Orleans Experience," if that's what you are looking for.

Vicki Sanwycks of Stanwycks Photograpy has worked Nationally in a commercial capacity for more than 23 years from her New Orleans Photography Studio.  We work with clients both individually and with small groups.  Our workshops are serious to us on your behalf, yet we love to have fun, making and teaching ohers how to create Images...


 Coaching 2016 | Call for Info

Do you love photography? Do you need more from your photography? Do you struggle with your camera, the numerous settings, and composition? Photography Style and perhaps business? Do you have questions about what you are doing with your camera, computer, post processing and using light? We have several coaching programs that will help you get a better grasp and understanding, build confidence in what you are doing now and bring you to what you could be doing in the future - to create better images, enhance your style and slimline your workflow. Call today for information and we will be sure to help!

From Time to Time we offer Specialty Workshops from Well Known Artists, Photographers and Speakers....


The Famous...

Painter Master Artist

Karen Sperling's

Artistry Retreat 

Coming to New Orleans

June 6 - 8th, 2016

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 Workshop Information

Please call the Studio for more information....

Who: Professional photographers, hobbyists and artists.
What: Live, in-person workshops for learning the art lessons, Corel Painter steps and traditional acrylics- and oil-painting canvas techniques for turning photos into paintings taught by Original Corel Painter Expert,          (she wrote the first several manuals!) and Elite Corel ...

Painter Master Karen Sperling.



Do you want to see the Louisiana Bayou's and experience the culture?

Louisiana Bayou Weekend

June 24th - 26th 2016

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Do you want to see first hand what all the fuss in the Bayou is all about?

Small group's from 2 to 4

This weekend is sure to capture the imagery that only the Bayou can offer. First, we have an orientation then the next morning we spend two days in the Bayou with Captain Lou on his boat, using his experience of the the vast Bayou in the Louisiana Bayous and Swamps, from early morning to Midday, each day, capturing images of the Swamps, Bayous, wildlife, including Gators, Birds, and Greenery; visiting cajun villages as only seen by boat.

Experience life in the Bayou and capture the culture through your lens. We will see some more of this unique area by land, have classes and discussions and enjoy some of the local dining.


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Workshops for Photography, Beginners, Intermediate, and Hobbyists

>> Workshops for Photographers, Entrepreneurs, and Self Esteem Building... Creating the Artist Within...

Photography Life Coaching Available - Vicki Stanwycks, a certified Life Coach and Self Esteem Builder

Workshops for Photography, Entrepreneurs and Self Esteem Building... 

Couples Workshops - Developing your vision indiviually and together

Are you Coming to New Orleans for Vacation, Convention or Event?

While you're here in this great Historic city... call new Orleans Photo/Stnwycks Photography for a different kind of  New Orleans experience. We can give you a front row seat into New Orleans and the areas you hear about on TV with our expereinced guide and Photography Coach, Vicki Stanwycks.  You can experience Mardi Gras first hand... We can show you New Orleans, The French Quarter, The Historic Garden District, Urban New Orleans, and even the Famous cities of the Dead... We can take you in to the Bayous with our experienced Swamp Captains, outside of New Orleans we go into various Cajun villages, and fishing villages to give you a first hand experience of the Bayou and Swamps, featuring hanging Moss Trees, Cypress Knees, Alligators, Egrets, Birds, and  the Cajun Lifestyles and fishing camp areas. Stanwycks Photography and Vicki Stanwycks has been doing this for more than 10 years and loves giving workshops and showing the beauty of Louisiana and New Orleans - giving people a chance to see the various parts of New Orleans through your lens... and helping to improve your photogrpahy at the same time - where applicable...

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New Orleans Photography Workshops 2016

         General Overview Working Behind the Camera

We have added a few more workshops based on the clients we have worked with over the last year...

On Going means we offer programs all the time -  During the Week and Weekends... scheduling depends on your schedule and our studio's assignments... Take a look around and you will find something you like!

A List of our Workshops...

We have several others and many ask for things that are not listed, and can custom make a workshop just for you...

 Photography Shooting -The Eye Behind the Camera, Workshops & Classes

These are some of the workshops we offer. Please take a look around and let us know which one you are interested in. If you have a great idea, or don't see something you want to do, or want to do a few things, please tell us and we can figure out how to make it happen. If you see a few things you like here we can custom make a workshop or class just for you. Call today at 504.899.9394.

We have been doing workshops for more than 8 years. Vicki Stanwycks has been a commercial photographer for more than 23 years, shooting commercial advertising, aerial, models, industrial, corporate, events - people, places and things. She also owned a Gallery on Magazine Street for a few years knowing quite well how to create all kinds of images for commercial use and for fine art. She has traveled extensively all over the United States and Europe, for commercial assignments and personally. Since 2010 she has also become a life coach and incorporates that into her classes and workshops to help you bring out the best in your images. She offers workshops and classes for individuals and small groups.

Custom Workshops  of any of the below topics  | 2016  Workshops  Individual & Small Groups    

New Orleans is  an awesome place especially to create images.  Many of the workshops below can be tailored specifically to what you want to see, learn and accomplish (shoot). If you are coming to town for a few days we can put together an Itinerary as we have done for many clients, being a guide,  teaching technique and shooting... Please take a look around at our workshops and let us know what you want to do and we will tailor it to you.  Contact us so we can come up with a plan.



Understanding Photography - Classes & Workshops


Photography Coaching Available 2016  |  Weekdays & Weekends

If you are into photography and want to get better at what you are doing, there are several coaching options avaialble for you. Vicki Stanwycks, your Photography Coach, will evaluate where you are now in your work and make some suggestions based on what you want to do with your future photography endeavors. Potography coaching is a good way to get better at what you are doing and figure out what you want to accomplish.


Beginning Photography  2016 | Classes and Workshops    Individual and small groups

Weekdays and Weekends -  Small Groups throughout the month - 3rd Saturday

Beginners Photography Workshops. You love photography and want  do more than just shoot pictures from your phone. Do you want to understand photography rather than simply put your camera in Automatic or Program mode? We teach you the various functions and tools that go into digital photography. Cameras, composition, computers and software are all the functioning elements that make up digital photography in 2016.  The computer - Better known as the Digital Darkroom are touched upon...We have Workshops and individual classes. Our classes are 2 - 3 hours long and workshops can be half days or Full days.  We offer 1 to 3 classes per segment and 1 and two day workshops or more depending on what you want to work on.


Intermediate Photography  2016 |  Coaching, Classes & Workshops 

More Info - see Beginners Workshops for general info

Intermediate Photography Workshops, Classes and Coaching Programs. The purpose of these classes is to exercise an intermediate shooter to understand light, color and the direct relationships and effects each have in the creation of images.  Enhance your technique and abilities to compose and shoot faster.  Composition and the computer - Better known as the Digital Darkroom...We have Workshops and individual classes. Our classes are 2 - 3 hours long and workshops can be half days or Full days.  We offer 1 to 3 classes per segment and 1 and two day workshops or more depending on what you want to work on.



New Orleans and Louisiana - Photography Workshops

Mardi Gras 2017  | New Orleans Mardi Gras Weekend Workshops - During the Mardi Gras Season

New Orleans Mardi Gras Photography Workshops - Each Weekend featured Workshop 2 days each from morning to night on both days of the weekend and Mardi Gras day. Includes classes and hands on shooting with Vicki Stanwycks. Students must bring their own gear. Food and beverages will be available in studio. Classes, shooting and critique. Experience Mardi Gras Like never before...  Please check our all our Mardi Gras pages so you can see what to expect. These  Workshops are awesome!

Bayou Photography Workshops  2016 |  Weekdays & Weekends

We travel into the Louisiana Bayous with experienced guides and their boat's... This is quite the adventure... we motor off into the Bayous where our guide brings us to the prime Bayou Areas,  showing Cypress Knees, Hanging Moss Trees, Gators, Swamps, Louisiana Nature, and it's various animals and Birds. We visit  fishing areas... Old Grave Yards and see some of the locals discussing the catch of the day...  Vicki Stanwycks assists and teaches how to create images of the New Orleans Bayou Landscape, Gators, Hanging Moss Cypress Trees, People, Graveyards and the Cajun Landscape. 


The New Orleans Weekend Workshop  2016 | *1 or two days, Your Choice

n this Workshop we spend the whole weekend dedicated to creating images of New Orleans. New Orleans is filled with color, Sights and Sounds, like no other place in the country. We have a class to begin and then venture off to see and feel as much of New Orleans as we can get in our time together. Vicki Stanwycks is with you every step of the way working with you to create beautiful images and see the landscape and it's people.  We Explore the French Quarter, Grave Yards, New Orleans Architecture, Fishing Areas, Local People, etc. if you want to see New Orleans and Capture the local color and flair of it's people, sights and flavor this workshop is for you....

See Below and take your pick...

The French Quarter New Orleans Workshops 2016 | 1, 2 or 3 days Weekdays & Weekends

The French Quarter and Garden District  2016 | 1, 2 or 3 days Weekdays & Weekends

Urban New Orleans Workshops  2016  |  1, 2 or 3 days Weekdays & Weekends

One could spend days Photographing New Orleans and seeing all the sights, sounds, and tasting the local flavor that New Orleans has to offer. This is a flexible Workshop that works around your stay in New Orleans depending on what you want to see, how much time you want to spend with a guide and what you want to learn. We have been shooting New Orleans and it's sights for over 23 years and know where... and how... to shoot the wonderful things New Orleans has to offer... If you want to see and shoot without the hassle of the crowds and have a New Orleans Experience, this Workshop/Tour is for you...


New Orleans Night Photography Workshop 2016 |  Weekdays & Weekends - Night Time

New Orleans really comes alive at night. See the sights and sounds of New Orleans including the French Quarter, the Marigny, Local color, talent, music, musicians, neon lights, brass bands. This workshop will offer camera techniques for photography in lo light siturations. Learn to capture the mood and feeling in New Orleans and use the workshop instruction for night photography for future travel. Very Informative and lots of fun.

New Orleans Travel Photography Weekend  2016    |    Weekend Workshops & Classes

Travel photography is fun and can be approached as exciting and artful... Surely it's exciting to travel and explore...  Photography gear needs to be effective and accomplish image capture while visiting unfamiliar territory. There are language barriers with foreigner's, safety issues and inherent photographic challenges. Going to the local camera store it not so readily available and having what you need is paramount... and then the airlines come into play and how to travel effectively with your gear. Call us today to see if we have an ongoing workshop at this time or we can work with you individually to help you find your inner photographer... Our primary focus is to get you to be the best you can be with what you have while traveling.

New Orleans Street Photography 2016  |   Individual & Small Groups    

There is an art to Street Photography and the people who populate urban locations, cities, and foreign places.  We offer Workshops for Shooting wherever you travel, in the streets of your destination, to get the urban journalistic feel. New Orleans is rich with urban cultural images that tell stories about it's people and culture.  We go over gear, safety, light, preparation, travel, color, black and white, some computer imaging and learning how to understand your inner photographer.     Vicki Stanwycks personally coaches and works with you in the classroom and on Location to create using the techniques learned in this class.


New Orleans Art Photography Workshops  2016 | 1, 2 or 3 days   Weekdays / Weekends

Creating Artistic images and capturing your style - Creating your own art is much more than pressing the shutter of your camera or cell phone. The creative process involves several factors that make the difference between a nice picture and a thought provoking mindful image - an artful photographic image.... Attendees should bring to these classes/workshops their camera and gear, laptop and software that they use for their Photographs. Please bring at least 100 of our favorite images to date. If you don't have software we can make recommendation's.  We will have classes, shooting at various locations, computer lab, assignments and critiques. We will create images together based on your classes and discovery. Be prepared to talk about various subjects as realized through your creative process.


New Orleans Location Photography - Color & Light  Workshop 2016  |  Day or Weekend

Location Photography and Color and Light -  Workshops and Classes

In order to create an image, we need light... We cover the basics of light and how to see, measure and track the light. This workshop is for the natural light enthusiast who respects and loves the landscape and realizes that light has many aspects from exposure and color to capture.  This workshop brings your photography to the Next Level, better images. Knowing light and how to manipulate, see and track the light will make all the difference to your images. Anyone can shoot a picture, it's what we do with the light that makes all the difference to the quality of the image.

General Popular Photography Workshops

** Very Popular Photography Workshops


** Unblocking & Recreating the Artist Within 2016 | 1, 2 or 3 days  Weekdays / Weekends

  Lifecoaching Sessions, Photography, Discussions and recreating the artist within for 2016

Being creative for self satisfaction, feeling good, and even excited about what you want to accomplish takes motivation and a clear mind. If your mind is jumbled and your life is crazy the creative process can be tainted, you can feel negatively challeneged, hence making the creative process seem like climbing a huge mountain.  The creative process is different for everyone.  This workshop is focused on you, figuring our what makes you come alive creatively, like you once were or perhaps simply different  so you can find the creatively that has somehow gotten locked away and why. These Artists workshops have been a good place to start to get you seeing and feeling your creative self once again. If you are struggling this could be just what you need.

Attendees should bring to these classes/workshops their camera and gear, laptop and software that they use for their Photographs. Please bring at least 100 of your latest images so we can look at where you are now.   There will be life coaching sessions, discussions, writing excercises,  shooting at various locations, possible computer processes demonstrations. We will create images together based on your discovery and coaching sessions. Be prepared to talk about various subjects as realized through the creative process.  


** Couples Photography Workshops  2016  |   Weekend Workshops and Classes

Developing your vision indiviually, and together...a metaphor for daily being. Going on a vacation and want to get those great shots? thisis a great workshop for that and for.... Most couples want to have a common inerest and photography gives couples a chance to do that together. Couples travel and see much of life closely. Learning how to have a shared interest and a vision can be good for a relationship while melding individual styles and ideas. What can also be good for a relationship, is an appreciation for each others point of view as sometimes it will be different. Growing together while being an individual within the relationship is a great Metaphor in Photography. Photography gives couples an opportunity to share and offer individual creativity and different points of view using their cameras, while learning camera techniques and technical know how.



** Processing the Image Computer Workshop, Workflow 2016   |   Day or Weekend in Studio

The Digital Darkroom

You have a camera and like to shoot images. Before digital imaging, we used to have to process our images in the darkroom. We had to mix chemistry, process film, and work with an enlarger to make prints. We had to test, and learn imaging process techniques that created our images. Processing film and printing photographs took years to master and learn.   Now, believe it or not, we still have to do the same, just differently.  We use our Digital Darkroom, our Computers and Laptops to process our images and our printers to print the images. This workshop is deigned for those who want to learn how to use their computers and software to bring their images to life.

** Black and White Photography  2016   |   Day or Weekend in Studio

Understanding Exposure, Tonal Values and working with the computer

Vicki brings her skills for creating great black and white images to life, using camera technique and computer methodologies into the present digital technologies, knowing how to shoot digitally for eye catching black and white  images, imitating film. She has a good knowledge of various tools that are used both in the field and in today's digital darkroom, creating outstanding dramatic black and white images. Workshops discuss digital capture, "hands on" in the field, tonal values beyond white balance, exposure and assignments, attention to exposure during capture, contrast, filters, Lightroom, and what she likes to call the digital darkroom are covered. Classes, hands on work and shooting, and assignments are given...


** Photographing People  2016    |   Individual  and Small Groups   

We offer Workshops for Photographing  people, your family and groups, your own special events... from a photographers point of view. As people  we create images for our memories, and we try to help you make that happen in a better way then just snapshots... As photogrpahers we have to work with composition and make it look better than just something we did with outr I-Phones. We try to do thati this workshop or class. We work wiht you on composition, your camera, exposure and getting people's attention for better images.


** The Beginning Photography Business   2016    |   Workshops and Coaching 

Individual Programs

So you want to get started as a Semi Professional Photographer... Your mind is swimming about what you need to do -  and not do. You have ideas about so many things for your beginning business,  however you need to get your plan in order. Positives and Pitfalls. What to prepare for... Topics covered, Web Site development,  portfolios,  sales, shooting in a studio or not,  photographic knowledge, workflow, strategy based on what you like to shoot, dealing with clients. Depending on where you are located and what you do will depend upon if we will offer coaching for this for you. An evaluation will be necessary.


You and your camera....

 The Eye Behind the Camera... Photography Workshops

Stanwycks Photography Workshops


Photography Workshops

For Beginners, Intermediate and seasoned shooters...

  • We schedule workshops and classes mainly for individuals, one on one and small Groups

  • Couple Discounts offered

  • Are you coming to New Orleans for a vacation or convention?

  • If you want to shoot better, we offer a consultation to pin point what you could do and may need to work on.

  • Bring your Photography to the Next Level

We offer various workshops throughout the year and cover many topics. Please check this page from time to time to see if we have special workshops, speakers, and classes... and if there's a topic that sparks your interest. We work with clients individually and from time to time offer group coaching and programs. 

Our workshops are serious to us, yet we love to have fun. Each person gets hands on attention. Clients who have taken our workshops and coaching sessions come back again and again...

**Please Note:

If you attend group Workshops we try to never take more than 6 people so individuals can have more individual attention. Please call to schedule an appointment so you can get started in our workshops or classes.  We can develop something just for you. 


Do you want to experience the Color & Traditions of New Orleans through your lens?

We love New Orleans, It's people and the Areas of Louisiana that make this part of the world unique. You have so many things in New Orleans that are so unique to New Orleans and it's people. this is by far one of the most colorful places in the world...


Do you want to see a Louisiana Bayou and photograph it?

You have seen beautiful black and white images of Hanging Moss trees, Egrets, Alligators... Shoot them yourself. 

 Beginners Classses  2016

Coaching  2016 | Call today

Coaching - Individually

Everyone thinks it's so easy to shoot photos, right? In our coaching sessions camera technique is discussed, gear, shooting on the fly, and many other things are covered, discovered and discussed. Assignments and Critiques will be part of the coaching program.

Workshops, Classes and Coaching prove invaluable to begin the process towards your photography ambitions...

Some want to see New Orleans or the Bayous and others want to learn more about their photography... Our focus has proved helpful for many, depending on how hard they work at. The more you work on your creativity and understand your tools, the more your images will improve. We are motivated to help you succeed,  and take our clients very seriously.

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